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nutrition

nu·tri·tion

nutrition

 
pronunciation:
nu trI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of eating and using the nutrients in food for living and growing.
The veterinarian is an expert in the nutrition of pigs.
definition 2: food; nourishment.
Poor nutrition can cause illness.
synonyms:
food, nourishment
similar words:
diet
derivations: nutritional (adj.), nutritionary (adj.), nutritionally (adv.)
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